OCCUPATION: Bricklayer

Liam Duncan is one of those anglers who goes quietly about his business both on and off the beaten track. Fishing mainly weekend sessions with a busy work life means consistent preparation and a meticulous approach to finding the best feeding areas is key to his angling.

With a whole string of big carp to his name and having fished both vast, low stock waters as well as a few circuit venues, Liam has that relentless attitude of ‘don’t stop looking until you’ve found ‘em!’ It’s served him well wherever he has gone, with captures such as the Round Brown from the vast Meadows lake and the awesome mirror Colin from Shallow pit at over 50lbs to name but two.

A Lincoln jewel – 42lb 8oz

A virtually unknown mirror – 50lb 14oz


Q. Favourite venue past and present?
A. Past: St Ives Meadow Present: Fjords

Q. If you could catch one carp dead or alive what would it be?
A. Tatton Common

Q. Off the shelf hookbait or homemade special?
A. Off the shelf hookbait (to lazy to make them)

Q. Big windswept pits or small intimate waters?
A. Big pits

Q. Spring or Autumn?
A. Spring

Q. Favourite Sticky Baits product?
A. Manilla Freezer bait

Q. Pop-ups or bottom baits?
A. Pop-Ups (spot dependant)

Q. Favourite moon phase?
A. Waxing crescent 🌙

Q. Three things you wouldn’t go fishing without?
A. Polaroids / Waders / Hinges

Q. As a younger angler who did you admire in the carp angling world and why?
A. Jake Wildbore (never seen anyone slay Simos like him).